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Manchester City vs Real Madrid Champions League Betting Tips

Champions League

Etihad Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Friday 7th August 2020.

Kick-off: 20:00 (BST).

Champions League.

How to watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid: BT Sport 1

Five months after the first leg; Manchester City will finally play Real Madrid in the second leg of their round of 16 matchup.

City on top

Man City have the upper hand in this duel after an impressive 1-2 comeback victory at the Bernabeu with a headed goal from Gabriel Jesus and a late Kevin de Bruyne penalty. City have endured a disappointing league campaign in which they were a distant second to Liverpool, but their first Champions League trophy will rectify that. Man City are at 1/8 to make the next round.

 

Comeback?

Real Madrid, on the other hand, are in buoyant mood after sealing their 34th La Liga title after an impressive end to their campaign. They’ve not played a team the same calibre of City since the restart, and they’ll need to put in a much better performance compared to the first leg if they are to advance to the quarter-finals. They have an uphill battle to do so, but after so many comebacks in recent years in the Champions League — it’d be foolish to count them out. Real Madrid are at 16/5 to qualify for the next round.

Match preview

Man City ran out deserved winners in the first leg; however, Real Madrid’s form has improved since then, and to progress, they need to score at least two goals and win at the Etihad. Real Madrid are at 13/8 to score over two total goals in the match. The Spanish giants have never won a Champions League or European Cup knockout tie when losing the first leg at home. Very few teams have managed this feat in the competition, although Real Madrid were knocked out in this fashion last season when Ajax beat them 1-4 at the Bernabeu after a Madrid win in Amsterdam.

 

Injuries and suspensions

Manchester City: Sergio Aguero and Benjamin Mendy.

Real Madrid: Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and Mariano Diaz.

Betting tip

Real Madrid to manage a draw at the Etihad, but to exit the competition at odds of 10/3.

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06.08.2020

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